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Pinterest Friday: Donut Walls

Now donut get me wrong (yes, i just went there folks) ’cause I love a good donut. Krispy Kreme traditional glazed especially. But I’ve been seeing these donut walls pop up more and more in my social feeds, and I’m just not sure how I feel about them. Continue reading “Pinterest Friday: Donut Walls”


Big love

She was a little all over the place, that was for sure. But the good news is that when she loved, she loved big. And if she loved you, you knew she loved you. You never had to wonder.

Your Bridal Party – A Family Affair

Deciding on who to include in your bridal party can be tricky – and indeed stressful! Today, I’m talking about brothers and sisters. Not only your own siblings, but that of your future spouse. Your relationships with them will determine their amount of involvement in the wedding, and you and your fiance are likely to relate to each one differently due to the complexity of relationships.

Continue reading “Your Bridal Party – A Family Affair”

Different expectations

Your soulmate is not someone who comes into your life peacefully. It is someone who comes to make you question things, who changes your reality, somebody that marks a before and after in your life. It is not the human being everyone has idealised, but an ordinary person, who manages to revolutionize your world in a second.


Keeping ‘The Main Thing’ The Main Thing

Over the years we have seen a shift in the choice of wedding venues and styling – it’s moved away from the classic elegance of a ballroom with red roses and candles, to a more unique setting in a rustic barn with flower-filled jars and bunting. Continue reading “Keeping ‘The Main Thing’ The Main Thing”

One Wybelenna Day Spa

What could be more relaxing than sitting poolside, overlooking manicured gardens, and watching the rain sprinkle softly across the water. This is how my Saturday was spent, rose tea in hand, as I was introduced to the newly opened One WybelennaContinue reading “One Wybelenna Day Spa”


There are far, far better things ahead, than any we may leave behind.

C.S. Lewis

Take Me to High Church!

It was coincidental that Hozier’s hit ‘Take Me to Church’ should be playing on the radio as I drove into Brisbane for the opening night of the Valley’s newest event space: High Church.

Continue reading “Take Me to High Church!”

Pop-Up Wedding Events

Recently I heard of an ingenious idea – a “pop-up wedding”! This fancy style of elopement lies somewhere between “a registry signing and a full-blown Kim Kardashian event”. Continue reading “Pop-Up Wedding Events”

Behind the Seams at George Wu

Recently I was invited to take a behind the scenes look at George Wu‘s ‘couture laboratory’ and see where the magic happens. Continue reading “Behind the Seams at George Wu”

white+white Field Days Wonderland

I was invited to attend a brand new wedding planning concept called white+white Field Days. Set over four days, the stunning wonderland was set up in the middle of Westfield Garden City, Brisbane. Continue reading “white+white Field Days Wonderland”

Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival – Brisbane 2015

It’s that time of the year where people step out all dolled up to take part in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. This mumma exchanged her nappy bag for a clutch, reunited with her hair curler and tried to remember how to walk in sky-high heels. Continue reading “Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival – Brisbane 2015”

The one-off pregnancy post

Since having our first child, I’ve had a number of people ask me if I’m going to start blogging all things babies. I’ve answered “no!” for a few reasons:  Continue reading “The one-off pregnancy post”

Eureidvision – Part 12: Bath & London

Accommodation | Designers Home Rm 2, Bath | Patio studio in the heart of Bayswater, London
Must Do | Roman Baths, Hop On Hop Off (ticks off all the biggies), Churchill War Rooms
Worthy to Note | If you have your heart set on a certain musical/play and time is limited then ensure you book ahead to guarantee you don’t miss out  Continue reading “Eureidvision – Part 12: Bath & London”

Eureidvision – Part 11: West Yorkshire

Accommodation | With family in Halifax
Must Do | Explore towns nearby, Take day trips to bigger cities, Visit Salts Mill
Worthy to Note | West Yorkshire is a good base for football fans and a mid-point between London and Edinburgh  Continue reading “Eureidvision – Part 11: West Yorkshire”

2015 | A new year in every sense

Hello 2015.

Here’s to a new year and a very new lifestyle.  Continue reading “2015 | A new year in every sense”

Blank Canvas v Pre-Styled Space

Recently I attended a launch, or rather a re-launch, of a riverside venue. I was looking forward to seeing what would be unveiled as I had been there several years ago for a cocktail-style party and clearly remembered the unique entry way, beautiful Venetian décor, and unbeatable river views. Continue reading “Blank Canvas v Pre-Styled Space”

Eureidvision – Part 10: Tour of Ireland

Accommodation | Doubletree by Hilton Dublin, Killarney Towers Hotel, Bunratty Castle Hotel
Must Do | Trinity College Library, Cliffs of Moher, See a live Irish band at a local pub
Worthy to Note | A tour can be totally worthwhile, though driving yourself would be feasible

Continue reading “Eureidvision – Part 10: Tour of Ireland”

Whitsunday Weddings Famil

A little while ago I was lucky enough to be part of a small group of bridal industry wordsmiths who were invited to experience the best of the Whitsundays. After stepping onto the tarmac and breathing in the balmy air, I knew we were in for a fun-filled few days.  Continue reading “Whitsunday Weddings Famil”

Leap of Faith

Happy Friday!

I have an admission: I feel a little guilty as my blog hasn’t received much loving from me lately – for a few good reasons which I’ll come to – but then I remember to be kind to myself and reflect on why I even started this blog in the first place:  Continue reading “Leap of Faith”

RJ + Hannah: Roloff Farms Wedding

Here’s a little treat for you this fine Tuesday.

I went to include RJ + Hannah’s wedding in my Featured Favourites yesterday until I ran into a problem… I had way too many favourites from their big day! Continue reading “RJ + Hannah: Roloff Farms Wedding”

Featured Favourites

I often stumble across magic images posted by my favourite blogs and photographers. I generally print screen these or scribble their name down, with a promise to one day return and give them the attention they deserve. Continue reading “Featured Favourites”

Eureidvision – Part 9: Edinburgh & Highlands

Accommodation | Crowne Plaza Edinburgh – The Roxburghe
Must Do | Edinburgh Castle, a trip to the Highlands, walk the Royal Mile, Jamie’s Italian
Worthy to Note | Pack a compact umbrella, warm coat, beanie, scarf, and gloves! Continue reading “Eureidvision – Part 9: Edinburgh & Highlands”

Eureidvision – Part 8: Paris

Accommodation | Fully renovated deluxe loft studio, Paris
Must Do | See the padlocked bridges; Visit the Louvre, Le chalet des Iles, and Eiffel Tower
Worthy to Note | First Sunday of the month gives free entry to many tourist attractions; and a lot of places are closed on a Monday

Continue reading “Eureidvision – Part 8: Paris”

The Dakers Wedding

Enjoy this little peek into my brother’s wedding:

Darren + Teagen’s Wedding

I followed their wedding countdown on Polka Dot Bride, but now it’s time to see all of those pretty pictures from Darren + Teagen’s wedding courtesy of Alcorn Images – enjoy…  Continue reading “Darren + Teagen’s Wedding”

Eureidvision – Part 7: Engelberg & Lucerne (Switzerland)

Accommodation | Hotel Edelweiss, Engelberg | Montana Art Deco Hotel, Lucerne
Must Do | Try fondue, Soak in the scenery, Go up Mt Titlis
Worthy to Note | Allow yourselves a few days in order to catch the best weather – our first day was too misty/overcast to go up Mt Titlis, but the day after was all blue skies and white powder. Continue reading “Eureidvision – Part 7: Engelberg & Lucerne (Switzerland)”

Eureidvision – Part 6: Venice

Accommodation | Hilton Molino Stucky, Venice
Must Do | Join a walking tour as I’m sure there is more to see and do than we experienced
Worthy to Note | Negotiate with the gondoliers as their price can vary from 20-80 euro per person; also note that the city tax is additional to the cost of accommodation. Continue reading “Eureidvision – Part 6: Venice”

Eureidvision – Part 5: Barcelona

Accommodation | Stay in either Barri Gotic (the gother quarter / city) or La Barceloneta (beach)
Must Do | Sagrada Familia, anything else Gaudi, La Barceloneta beach-side drinks
Worthy to Note | Spend the dollars on a hop on and off pass – Barca is wide-spread and your feet will be thanking you, not to mention you get great views from the top of the bus.
Continue reading “Eureidvision – Part 5: Barcelona”

Eureidvision – Part 4: Nice

Accommodation | Duplex Design Massena, Nice
Must Do | Eat french food, Day trip to Monaco and Cannes
Worthy to Note | Whilst Nice is a great place to base yourself from for day trips, don’t forget what’s on your doorstep – the markets, the promenade, the pebble beach are all worthy.  Continue reading “Eureidvision – Part 4: Nice”

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